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2019

Apple summoning media to WWDC 2019 keynote with unicorn emoji invites

Wednesday May 22, 2019

Apple has started to send out invitations to members of the media to attend the keynote address of WWDC 2019, an event that typically has Apple providing a first look at operating system updates and features it will be releasing later in the year.

Sonnet ships Solo10G SFP+ Thunderbolt 3 10-gigabit Ethernet adapter

Wednesday May 22, 2019

Accessory maker Sonnet Technologies on Wednesday launched two 10-gigabit Ethernet adapters, including one that connects to Macs through Thunderbolt 3.

Powerbeats Pro are better headphones than AirPods, but won't replace them

Wednesday May 22, 2019

After rocking Apple's newest Powerbeats Pro for the last week, we had to come to a conclusion on whether or not these water-resistant, better sounding, wireless headphones were going to usurp our go-to AirPods. While they are a clear winner with a target audience, for us, AirPods are still the way to go -- here's why.

ARM severs ties with Huawei, creating crisis for future phone designs

Wednesday May 22, 2019

Chip designer ARM is reportedly cutting off business with Huawei, a move that could potentially cripple the Chinese smartphone maker on top of the existing U.S. restrictions.

Apple adding privacy-centric ad click attribution tech to Safari & WebKit

Wednesday May 22, 2019

Apple has introduced a new privacy technology it is including in WebKit, the browser rendering engine used by Safari, one that enables online advertising to allow attribution for clicks to be passed along to marketers, but while at the same time preventing the user from being identified or profiled.

Apple could take a 29% earnings bite if China threatened retaliatory ban

Wednesday May 22, 2019

Though there's no sign of such action on the horizon, a Chinese ban on Apple business would decimate the company, knocking 29% percent off earnings, according to a Goldman Sachs analyst.

Editorial: Reporting about the MacBook Pro is failing at a faster rate than the butterfly keyboard

Wednesday May 22, 2019

In April 2015, Apple introduced its new Retina Display MacBook with a new "butterfly" keyboard design. Some critics didn't like its shorter key travel, but complaints really began to snowball as its mechanism was adopted across Apple's other notebook models. Today it's regarded by some as a major problem, but journalists describing the problem don't seem to really know what that problem actually is, and are misleading users with their reports based on fact-free claims.

Apple 'more upfront' with consumers following 'batterygate' affair says UK regulator

Wednesday May 22, 2019

Apple will be "clearer and more upfront" with iPhone users concerning the smartphone's battery health and performance, a UK competition regulator has advised, following talks with the company over how it throttled battery performance in older iPhone models in 2017.

Hands on: Newly updated FileMaker Pro 18 focuses on improvements for long-time users

Wednesday May 22, 2019

Wednesday's FileMaker Pro 18 update isn't as big as in previous years, but the latest edition still brings significant improvements to features that will delight existing users.

Chinese diplomat attacks Apple & Trump over Huawei - using an iPhone

Wednesday May 22, 2019

A Chinese diplomat, normally a vocal backer of government policies, was recently caught using Twitter for iPhone to defend Huawei and attack Apple and U.S. President Donald Trump.

Tencent & Riot Games working on mobile 'League of Legends'

Wednesday May 22, 2019

The popular multiplayer game "League of Legends" could soon be playable on an iPhone or iPad, with Riot Games and Tencent reportedly developing a mobile version of the title, and have apparently been collaborating on the project for over a year.

FAQ: 2019 MacBook Pro & Apple's updated butterfly keyboard repair program

Wednesday May 22, 2019

As you might expect, we're getting a lot of questions about the 2019 MacBook Pro. AppleInsider tackles a few of the issues, and tells you what you can expect when and if you buy one of the new machines.

Judge rules Qualcomm violated federal antitrust laws, orders remedial action

Wednesday May 22, 2019

In a ruling handed in late Tuesday night, a federal judge ruled Qualcomm unlawfully suppressed competition by abusing its dominant power in the cellular modem business, ordering the firm to change how it negotiates and renegotiated its licensing deals.

Ends today: Save up to $1,000 on 2018 MacBook Pros with these blowout deals

Tuesday May 21, 2019

More price drops are in, and these special markdowns are available exclusively for AppleInsider readers. Save $500 to $1,000 instantly on 2018 15-inch MacBook Pros featuring 32GB of memory and at least 1TB of storage. In addition to the lowest prices ever, shoppers can take advantage of no interest financing or a sales tax refund, further adding to the savings.

Portland becomes first US city to offer Apple Pay Express Transit integration

Tuesday May 21, 2019

For the first time in the U.S., Apple iPhone and Apple Watch owners can use their devices' Express Transit functionality to board the Portland-Vancouver area's TriMet and C-Tran buses, MAX light rail trains and the Portland Streetcar.

LG's 23.7-inch UltraFine 4K display goes on sale via Apple's online store

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Apple has started to sell a 23.7-inch LG UltraFine display through its online storefront, a monitor replacing the now-discontinued 4K and 5K UltraFine displays that only surfaced on Monday via an Apple retail outlet with no fanfare.

Ikea's Tradfri line is a good and inexpensive gateway to Apple's HomeKit system

Tuesday May 21, 2019

As the worldwide furniture chain expands its HomeKit range, Ikea could be how Apple finally gets its system into the mainstream -- if the devices are good enough.

Apple launches repair program for 2016 13-inch MacBook Pros with 'stage light' problem

Tuesday May 21, 2019

At last addressing a long-standing controversy, Apple has introduced a Backlight Service Program for the "stage light" problem affecting some 2016-model 13-inch MacBook Pros.

Savant rolls out HomeKit support including circuit breaker control

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Smarthome brand Savant on Tuesday announced Apple HomeKit support across multiple products, including its Circuit Breaker Companion Module, claimed to be the first-ever HomeKit product to control breakers.

B&H issues new price drops on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pros

Tuesday May 21, 2019

On the heels of Apple's 2019 MacBook Pro announcements, B&H is knocking up to $1,000 off a variety of 2018 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros, including premium configs with Vega 20 graphics. In addition to the instant markdowns, qualifying shoppers can also snap up financing incentives or a sales tax refund with B&H's Payboo Credit Card.